In my job I have to deliver frequent Information Security briefings to both technical and non-technical professionals. I noticed that as the material got more technical, I began to lose the non-technical crowd. Therefore, I started including humorous pictures of cats and made the briefings include stories about those cats. This worked, and I soon became notorious for my presentation style. After delivering one of those presentations, an audience member offered to lend me their cat tracking collar. The collar contained a GPS device and a cellular component and would track your cats movements throughout the neighborhood. Me being the guy I am, I thought “All you need now is a WiFi sniffing device and you'd have a War Kitteh.” I laughed, and started working on it.
After a lot of trial and error, the Spark Core became my chip of choice to accomplish my goals. After a few months of coding, configuring, and soldering, the WarCollar was born, and I attached it to a cat, thus creating the WarKitteh.
So the project got a lot of coverage... nobody was more surprised than me...
Nov 2014: Update -- finally working on creating a better prototype with thoughts toward productizing once it's ready. Will keep everyone updated as I can.